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Getting Windows Mobile Device ID


I got email today asking me how to get the device ID from a pocket pc with vb

 

Imports System.Text

Public Class Form1

    <System.Runtime.InteropServices.DllImport("coredll.dll")> _
Private Shared Function GetDeviceUniqueID(ByVal appdata As Byte(), ByVal cbApplictionData As Integer, ByVal dwDeviceIDVersion As Integer, ByVal deviceIDOuput As Byte(), ByRef pcbDeviceIDOutput As Integer) As Integer
    End Function

    Private Function GetDeviceId(ByVal appData As String) As Byte()

        Dim appDataBytes As Byte() = System.Text.Encoding.ASCII.GetBytes(appData)
        Dim outputSize As Integer = 20
        Dim output(19) As Byte

        Dim result As Integer = GetDeviceUniqueID(appDataBytes, appDataBytes.Length, 1, output, outputSize)

        Return output

    End Function

    Private Sub Form1_Load(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles MyBase.Load
        Dim sbId As New StringBuilder

        Dim bID() As Byte = GetDeviceId("MyAppName")

        For Each b In bID
            sbId.Append(String.Format("{0:x2}", b))
        Next

        Debug.WriteLine(sbId.ToString)
    End Sub
End Class

 

References

 

http://www.peterfoot.net/GetDeviceUniqueIDForVB.aspx

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms893522.aspx




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